Weekly Recap: Dell in the News – October 7 edition

Dell in the News, your guide to the week's Dell-related news and happenings. Here’s a quick recap of the stories, blog posts and announcements you may have missed along with some Dell upcoming events that might be of interest:

Story of the Week

Michael Dell: Line between business and IT is disappearing ZDNet – Oct. 4, 2011
Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld convention on Tuesday, Dell’s CEO asserted that his company is not a PC company, but rather an ‘end-to-end’ solutions company that is more than just hardware and understands how important the end user is.

Other Dell News

Making the Cloud less Cloudy for Educators Forbes – Oct. 6, 2011
The Cloud has two huge benefits that K12 districts can leverage today: access to anytime learning and IT efficiencies. Applications and data in the Cloud enable true anytime, any-device access for learning and collaboration. That is rapidly becoming a basic expectation in schools today.

Dell refreshes Inspiron all-in-one desktops CNET – Oct. 5, 2011
Rather than revamping its Inspiron One 2305 with a whole new look, Dell has focused instead on updating the Inspiron One's internal components (sound familiar?).

Michael Dell: We Are Not (Just) A PC Company‎ The VAR Guy – Oct. 4, 2011
Michael Dell told Oracle OpenWorld attendees this morning that “Dell is not a PC company.” Instead, he described Dell as an “end-to-end solutions company,” including a firm commitment to PC endpoints.

Michael Dell Draws Closer To Oracle At OpenWorld Information Week – Oct. 4, 2011
Dell and Oracle are tightening their strategic alliance as x86 systems move closer to dominating the heart of the data center. Michael Dell, making his ninth appearance at Oracle OpenWorld, and hoping to come back next year, said software management of x86 systems was a key factor in the companies' ongoing relationship.

Dell Launches New Ultrathin Laptop First in China PC World – Sept. 30, 2011
Dell launched a new ultrathin laptop in China on Friday called the XPS 14z, which is slated to arrive in other markets later this year to take advantage of the coming holiday shopping seasons.

Dell Press Releases

Popular Direct2 Dell Posts

Industry Quotes & Insight

“Today the world lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost an iconic legend and I lost a friend and fellow founder. The legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations to come. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to the Apple team.” – Michael Dell

“The line between business and IT is simply disappearing. Technology is no longer a tool that enables the business. It's embedded in the business itself.” – Michael Dell

“Families today are looking at PCs as the hub for everything: entertainment, education, household organization – and they want it to look good at the same time…The Inspiron 2320 is the ultimate ‘family togetherness’ PC for staying connected, getting tasks done and being the centerpiece for family entertainment.” – Sam Burd, Vice President of Consumer and Small/Medium Business, Dell

Upcoming Events

DellWorld 2011
Join us at Dell World 2011, Oct. 12-14 – Unlocking Innovation in a Virtual Era. Bringing together top IT visionaries, leaders and experts, Dell World attendees will learn about and share some of the most innovative strategies and techniques taking place in IT today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

Dell Career Fair – Silicon Valley
Dell will conduct a career fair Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Silicon Valley Research and Development Center to find qualified candidates for positions in storage, networking, software and hardware engineering. For more information, read our news release.

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